1) Are your books full of medical detail/gore/unpronounceable conditions? (AKA: Do I need a medical background to understand them)?
Given the medical settings (hospitals, GP surgeries, ER, OR, clinics, cruise ships, rescue boats, veterinary clinics, even the White House!! and many, many, many more) the stories certainly do contain some medical details, some interesting conditions and medical dilemmas but by no means are they gory or difficult to understand!
When we’re tackling a particular issue and there is often a lot of research required we work hard to make sure we’ve got the facts right.
Some books are light on medical details, some a bit more involved, but you can always expect life-saving drama and an intense ride, all with a heavy dose of romance.
2) Is there a secret formula for writing them that the editors give you?
I wish!! The only one sure given in a medical romance (or any romance for that matter) is that there is a satisfactory happy ending for the heroine and hero. The rest of the story is down to pure wizadry and the writing genius of the author 😉
3) Are the hero and heroine always doctors and nurses?
Not at all. Sure, we have a fair few doctors and nurses, but we also have other health care professionals such as paramedics, physiotherapists and allied professionals such as firefighters, police, vets etc. Sometimes they’re even royals working incognito!
4) Is the sex in the books based on your own sex life? (Followed by a wink wink, then nudge nudge the husband)
I get this question a lot! And the answer is a very definite no! (I’ve been married for 27 years, what do you think?? LOL) It is all made up in my head and always part of the emotional journey of the two main characters. Oh, and the love scenes generally tend to complicate things for them too!
Medical romances have a variety of heat levels and always a lot of sensuality and emotion.
5) Just how awesome are they on a scale from 1- 10 (1 being not very awesome, 10 being the most awesome books ever)
50,000,000 ++++ worth of awesome!
Medical romance books are stupendously awesome! If you haven’t read any then definitely give one a chance. We have six new titles every month and a very long backlist that will keep you entertained for years!
Writers: Any FAQs I’ve missed?
Readers: what do you love best about medical romances?
(My most recent med rom from December 2019, featuring a GP, a vet, a very cute homeless puppy and Christmas…what’s not to love?)